Cannon Mini-Troll Downrigger
it worked fine except the knob (and some other parts) fell off because i loosened the knob too much. it would be much better if the knob brake was replaced with a lever type brake (even if it added $10.
January 24, 2008
Bought the mini troll to see if I would like downrigger fishing without spending a lot of money. First time we used this product we caught 3 nice rainbows fishing at a depth I could never get a lure to. Adds a new dimension to fishing. I plan on buying a second mini troll. I use it on a 16' Grumman Bass Boat. Clamps onto the gunwale or onto the side. Only negative, you can't reset the depth counter. After the first use it no longer is on 0 and we maunally count the turns of the handle to get to the desired depth. Otherwise I would have given it a 5.
May 4, 2009
Rod Holder Clamp
I love Cannon Downriggers but the clamp that holds the rod holder to the downrigger in the accessory pack does not securely hold the rod holder to the Mini Troll. The clamp is closed around the rod holder with two tiny screws that popped out when I tried to secure the unit. It seems to me that this problem is easily solved if holes were drilled completely through the clamps and secured with nuts and bolts. I had to buy bigger screws and use plastic ties to secure these clamps.
August 24, 2011
The reel is plastic and I broke the handle off the first time out on the lake. It is very difficult to find a replacement reel that doesn't cost more than the whole unit.
June 26, 2010